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Brachychiton discolor Rubra

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Brachychiton discolor Rubra Red Lacebark Tree, Lace Kurrajong,
Native: Foliage Type:
Yes Deciduous
Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Trees Broad Domed, Conical

A massive tree in its native rainforests of Australia, growing to around 20m but is much smaller in cultivation. Its thick trunk has greenish bark that supports a dense canopy of large dark green maple-like leaves with a silvery underneath. Flowers are deep pink, velvety and bell-shaped. Flowers appear in Summer when the tree is briefly leafless.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
4-10m 2-4m

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun Loam, Sandy, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Bird Attracting, Feature, Low Water Garden, Mass Planting, Park And Gardens, Playgrounds, Tropical Garden

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes:

Plant Care
Keep moist during dry periods, Low phosphorus slow release fertiliser, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Malvaceae Australia

Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: Pink
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Summer
Fruit: Yes

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Moderate
Maintenance Level: Low
Water Usage: Low
Drought: High
Frost: Moderate
Wind: High